Find your college roommate

Submitted by Lance Coleman on Thu, 08/07/2014 - 22:28

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How to find and choose your college roommate
Long before the time comes to pack the care and head off on the trip to college you might want to think about who you are going to live with when you get to campus. Here are a few things to consider.

1. What if your roommate does not work out. Well at least you can spend most of your time studying. That does not sound like too much fun.

2. Are you goingpotluck? If so you might want to consider using one of the popular online college roommate matching services to help you find an ideal roommate. Several sites are available but the best that is currently free of charge is

3. Maybe you have chosen a close friend to room with. You will find out when you live with them just how different you might be. It does not always work out the way you think it will.

4.It is very likely that you might meet other folks that you have more interests in common with that you might want to room with and then consider a change at semester. Think about how this might hurt your close friends feelings when you let them know that you don't want to room with them at semester change.

5. Make sure that you don't get hooked up with a moocher that will use your stuff and thing it is no big deal.

6. Do you really want the college admissions department to match you up with who they think will be a good fit. At they end of the day doesn't the college really just want your tuition unless you are some kind of super scholar.

7.Is your roommate going to wind up being a party animal. Maybe that is what you want but if you intend to make great grades and a name for yourself at school wouldn't it be best to find someone who wasn't going to be a constant distraction? Maybe even someone that was going to study the same subjects.

8. College is supposed to be a great time, Make sure you find the best roommate possible by putting every effort into getting to know the person you will room with. Especially if you are goingpotluck.